How have different people reacted to “Howdy Modi” rally in Houston? Does it signify that “Indian-Americans have arrived’? Why did thousands protest against Prime Minister Modi? Was it a big election rally for President Trump who is seeking re-election in 2020? Why did Prime Minister Modi endorse President Trump? Does it expose Indian-American community to charges of hypocrisy in that they vote for the Democratic Party to protect their own rights as a minority while also supporting Modi whose policies in India are seen as anti-minorities?
Why are some Hindu-American democrats like Ro Khanna trying to distance themselves from Modi? Why did Silicon Valley’s Indian-American Khanna urge his fellow Hindu-Americans to “reject Hindutva”? Why did he join Pakistan Caucus in US Congress?
Why have Democrats in US Congress started impeachment inquiry against President Trump? What prompted this action? Is it his interaction with Ukraine’s President Zelensky where he sought to have his potential presidential election opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter investigated for corruption? Why has Speaker Nancy Pelosi been so reluctant to do so until now? What are the chances that the US Senate with its Republican majority convict Trump?
Viewpoint From Overseas host Misbah Azam discusses these questions with Sabahat Ashraf (ifaqeer) and Riaz Haq (www.riazhaq.com)
Tags: Trump, Modi, Houston, Khanna, Silicon Valley, Democrats, Republicans, India, minorities, Impeachment